Middlebury

SOAN 0470

Soc of Knowledge and Food

Sociology of Knowledge and Food Systems
What is knowledge? Drawing on social theorists such as
Foucault, Haraway, and Jasanoff, in this course students will use the food system to examine the social construction of knowledge. We will explore the rise and important contributions of science across much of the globe, and we will also regard challenges to science’s dominant position. Students will critically evaluate whether and how other forms of knowledge can or should shape contemporary social, cultural, and political life. Specific cases will include genetic modification, the patenting of life forms, and food justice. Students with any topical interest, however, are welcome. (SOAN 105). 3 hrs sem. (Sociology)
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC
Equivalent Courses:
SOAN 470
SOAN 0370 *

Sections

Fall 2017

SOAN0470A-F17 Seminar (Morrell)